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Judge rules Oklahoma transgender inmate lawsuit can proceed

 

February 13, 2020



TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A transgender inmate can sue the state of Oklahoma and prison officials who she says stopped her hormone therapy because they thought she was faking her gender identity, a federal judge has ruled.

A physician's assistant ordered an end to Glenn Porter's hormone therapy after a staff psychologist at Dick Conner Correctional Center suggested she was 'masquerading as a woman,' according to the complaint.

Chief U.S. District Judge John Dowdell on Monday ordered an evidentiary hearing be held regarding Porter's request for a preliminary injunction that, if granted, would fo...



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